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Rev Rant: what

Every week, features editor Anthony Burch rants to a camera about some aspect of game design or gamer culture. He'll change the name of the series to "Ant Rants" when he grows the balls to do so, but for now they're called Rev Ran...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: grinding

Every week, features editor Anthony Burch bitches to a camera for a few minutes and calls it a "Rev Rant" even though he's sort of trying to get rid of the "Reverend" moniker. It's not the best idea ever.If you pay some...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Oooh, piece of candy!

Every week, features editor Anthony Burch bitches to a camera for a few minutes and calls it a "Rev Rant" even though he's sort of trying to get rid of the "Reverend" moniker. It's not the best idea ever.This week's ra...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: rape, suicide, and indie games

Every week, features editor Anthony Burch discusses/monologues/rants about some aspect of game design or gamer culture that he finds interesting for his "Rev Rant" video series.Have you played Edmund? This week's rant will probab...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Sexy Heroines

Every week, sort of, features editor Anthony Burch discusses a topic of his choosing for his Rev Rant video series. He then writes an explanatory introduction to each episode where he refers to himself in the third person.Which is worse --...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Arkham Asylum

In his weekly "Rev Rants" series, Anthony Burch discusses game design while unsuccessfully attempting not to twitch like a maniac.In a specific sense, this week's rant is about Arkham Asylum. In a larger sense, it's about the imp...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Anti-heroism

Every Thursday (or thereabouts), Anthony Burch discusses some aspect of gaming culture for his video rant series.This week's rant touches on a much larger issue of theme/narrative/character personality matching up with the tone of gameplay...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: empowerment

Every Thursdayish, Anthony Burch discusses some aspect of the gaming industry or game design in his weekly Rev Rant.I'm not actually onscreen for this one (for the best, probably, as my beard would have taken up half the frame anyway), but...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: a clarification

Every Thursday (or thereabouts), "Reverend" Anthony Burch monologues about games and gaming culture for a segment we call "Rev Rants."However inadvertently, a lot of my rants end up addressing the idea of games as a uniq...   read

 
 
my last rant got as popular as it did.

It's all downhill from here. 

This week's rant is about the (to my mind) ludicrous assumption that games are essentially a medium based on "fun," and that that is what they should be, no matter what. You can watch it after the jump, as always, or email me at reverendanthony[at]gmail[dott]com. 

Update: David Jaffe responds

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Rev Rant: Fun isnt enough Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series.I have to say, I'm flabbergasted as hell (and that's really flabbergasted) t...  
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my last rant got as popular as it did.

It's all downhill from here. 

This week's rant is about the (to my mind) ludicrous assumption that games are essentially a medium based on "fun," and that that is what they should be, no matter what. You can watch it after the jump, as always, or email me at reverendanthony[at]gmail[dott]com. 

Update: David Jaffe responds

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Rev Rant: Fun isnt enough Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series.I have to say, I'm flabbergasted as hell (and that's really flabbergasted) t...   full story

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Rev Rant: Fun isn't enough

Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series.I have to say, I'm flabbergasted as hell (and that's really flabbergasted) that my last ran...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Donate

Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series. Admittedly, this week's rant turned out a lot more angry and weirdly serious than the other ones I've done -- ...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: cinematic "gameplay"

Every Thursday, Anthony Burch discusses some aspect of game design he finds interesting or frustrating, except it's just him talking to a camera so it's not really a discussion. Image by Jetrockite.This week's Rev Rant is about modern games...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: the most important game of 2008

My entire schedule of free time has been borked up since I started a summer class this week, so I didn't have time to physically stand in front of a camera and record this week's Rev Rant. Instead, I recorded an audio version of the whole t...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Metroidvanias

Every week, Anthony Burch monologues about a topic of his choosing in a video Rev Rant.As is typically the case, I screwed up some aspect of the exporting and this week's rant is in the wrong aspect ratio. Doesn't really matter, though: the...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: true nonlinearity

Every Thursday, (Reverend) Anthony Burch discusses something about the world of games that bothers him. They're not really rants, because they're not that angry, but "Anthony Discussions" would be the most boring series title in h...   read

 
 
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In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.

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Rev Rant: indie mercy Everyone seemed to dig last week's rant, which means you're all in for a good round of comparative disappointment today. My rant this week concerns indie games, but it's probably not what you'd expect -- it is not the usual ten to fifteen minutes of Jason Rohrer ball-licking that I so frequently indulge in on Podtoid. In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.  
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In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.

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Rev Rant: indie mercy Everyone seemed to dig last week's rant, which means you're all in for a good round of comparative disappointment today. My rant this week concerns indie games, but it's probably not what you'd expect -- it is not the usual ten to fifteen minutes of Jason Rohrer ball-licking that I so frequently indulge in on Podtoid. In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.   full story

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Rev Rant: indie mercy

Everyone seemed to dig last week's rant, which means you're all in for a good round of comparative disappointment today. My rant this week concerns indie games, but it's probably not what you'd expect -- it is not the usual ten to fifteen m...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Character Empathy

What makes a virtual character sympathetic?Probably a thousand things, actually, but I chose to only focus on one or two in this week's Rev Rant.  And one of those things involves Jack Bauer, for some reason. I also decided to wear a ...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Moral Choice

This week's Rev Rant is about the implementation of morality systems in games like Fable or BioShock or InFamous (though I recorded this before playing the latter, getting 2/3 of the way through it has done nothing to change the basic point...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Snakes, Plants, and Difficulty

I'm making progress with these, I think, because every week I make new mistakes. First the chroma keying was bad, then the camera was too close, and this week I've put my torso on the wrong side of the frame so my left side keeps disappear...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Snatcher and the Wii

I used to randomly rant about stuff on RetroForceGO!, but now I do it in front of a camera because I enjoy being able to count all the acne scars on my face.This week's Rev Rant -- they're scheduled for Thursdays now, tell your friends -- i...   read

 
 
RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intelligent. That segment has since been replaced by the New Gamer Dictionary, but I still wanted to bring the Rev Rants back in some form because some of you -- for whatever reason -- seemed to enjoy them.

The first episode of the new, video-based Rev Rants now sits after the jump. Or at least, what I hope will be the first episode. Hit the jump if you're so inclined, watch the video, and feel free to give feedback.

On an unrelated note, it is functionally impossible to find a single screengrab from that video where I don't look like a smarmy jackass.

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Rev Rant: Fallout 3s ending height="3… When RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intel...  
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RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intelligent. That segment has since been replaced by the New Gamer Dictionary, but I still wanted to bring the Rev Rants back in some form because some of you -- for whatever reason -- seemed to enjoy them.

The first episode of the new, video-based Rev Rants now sits after the jump. Or at least, what I hope will be the first episode. Hit the jump if you're so inclined, watch the video, and feel free to give feedback.

On an unrelated note, it is functionally impossible to find a single screengrab from that video where I don't look like a smarmy jackass.

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Rev Rant: Fallout 3's ending

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